As a doctoral student, researcher or guest researcher, you can rent housing through Malmö University.

Who can rent housing through the University?

  • Doctoral students who are in the first six months of their studies,
  • guest researchers who are not employed at Malmö University,
  • employees at Malmö University who
    • have been employed for a maximum of six months,
    • mainly works with research,
    • and have completed a doctoral degree no more than five years before their employment began.

Rented out for short-term accommodation

The contract is short-term with a minimum lease of two weeks and a maximum of one year.

Facts

As a doctoral student, you also have the opportunity to apply for accommodation in University Housing, which is where the majority of the international students reside.

Apartments

The University has 13 fully-furnished apartments for researchers in the Western Harbour and Lugnet areas in Malmö.

Bomgatan 11, Västra Hamnen

Malmö University has apartments in this modern house from 2014, located in the Västra Hamnen district. Just a few minutes away are the beachfront, central railway station, city centre, and university campus. In the nearby square (Masttorget) you can find a supermarket, pharmacy and a number of restaurants.

From the building’s entrance, you can take the elevator to the 6th floor, where you will find 12 apartments. A laundry room, storage space, and a community balcony are all available on the same floor.

Apartments at Bomgatan 11

Studio apartments

  • 10 apartments
  • 30-40 square metres
  • Monthly rent is SEK 9,912-11,902 (subject to an annual rent increase)
  • Included in the rent is heat, electricity, WiFi, furniture and bed linens

The kitchen is equipped with crockery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, a kettle and a coffee maker. The apartments are furnished with a dining table set, a sofa bed, armchairs, coffee table, and a single or double bed with bed linens. There is a bathroom with a shower. There is ample storage space in the wardrobe and a full-length mirror in the hallway.

One-bedroom apartments

  • 2 apartments
  • 48-50 square metres
  • Monthly rent is SEK 13,670-14,112 (subject to an annual rent increase)
  • Included in the rent is heat, electricity, WiFi, furniture and bed linens

The one-bedroom apartments have a kitchen separate from the living room. The kitchen is equipped with crockery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, a kettle and a coffee maker.

The living rooms are furnished with a dining table set, a sofa bed, armchairs and a coffee table. The bedroom has a double bed. There is a bathroom with a shower. There is ample storage space in the wardrobe and a full-length mirror in the hallway.

Lugna gatan 46A, Lugnet

Centrally located in the city of Malmö is Lugnet, a pleasant area well separated from traffic. All city facilities and services, as well as the university campus, are in walking or cycling distance.

Apartment at Lugna gatan 46A

One-bedroom apartment

1 apartment
61 square metres
Monthly rent is SEK 10,125 (subject to an annual rent increase).

Included in the rent is heat, electricity, internet connection, furniture’s and bed linens.

The apartment is located on the fifth floor and has it own balcony. The kitchen is equipped with crockery, cooking utensils, pots and pans, a kettle and a coffee maker. The apartment is furnished with a dining table set, a sofa, armchair, coffee table and a television. The bedroom has a double bed and the living room has a guest bed. Bed linnens are provided. There is a bathroom with a shower. There is ample storage space in the wardrobes and a full-length mirror in the hallway. In the basement, there is a laundry room that is shared with other tenants.

How to apply for an apartment for researchers

1. Apply

Start by submitting the booking inquiry and read through the terms & conditions.

You need to provide proof of your housing eligibility by uploading supporting documents. Therefore, make sure you have all that is required before submitting the booking inquiry. See the different documents required for each research category:

  • Doctoral student – upload your admission letter
  • Guest researcher – upload your affiliation agreement or similar agreement between your home university and Malmö University
  • Employed researcher – upload your employment agreement and doctoral degree

2. Receive a housing offer

If there is an apartment available - you will receive an offer via email within a few of days. The email contains details of the apartment on offer, terms and conditions and how to accept or decline the offer.

If there is no availability - you will receive an email informing you that you been placed on the waiting list.

3. Secure your housing

Once you have received a housing offer, you can either accept or decline it. Instructions on how to accept the offer can be found in the housing offer email. Please note that you must pay the first month's rent and a one-off final cleaning fee before the given deadline, in order to secure your offer.

If the first payment is not made on time, Malmö University holds the right to withdraw the housing offer.

Booking inquiry

The tenant

Housing eligibility

I herby confirm that I belong to one of these three categories:

Upload a file

Doctoral student – upload your admission letter

Guest researcher – upload your agreement regarding affiliation or similar agreement between your home university and Malmö University

Employed researcher – upload your employment agreement and doctoral degree

Rental period

The rental period can be a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of one year.

Good to know: You either pay a half month’s rent for a period of maximum 15 days, or a full month’s rent for a period of 16 to 31 days.

The apartment

Preferred housing option:

Terms and conditions

Please read the Terms & Conditions thoroughly before submitting your application.

Have you read and agree with the housing terms and conditions?

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Terms and Conditions

These Terms & Conditions applies when you apply for one of the university’s apartments for researchers.

Cancellation policy

Malmö University holds the right to withdraw a housing offer, if the instalment payment (the first rent and fee for final cleaning) isn't made before the set deadline.

The rental agreement is binding from the time the instalment payment is received by Malmö University, even if a formal contract has not yet been signed. The tenant can terminate the rental agreement with one calendar months’ notice.

The above terms apply even if the tenant’s residence permit is declined, or if the tenant for some other reason is unable to come to Sweden.

In order to get a refund of the first rent and the one-off fee for the final cleaning, the request for termination must be received no less than one calendar month before the start of the rental agreement.

Rental period

Rental agreements are written with a minimum lease of two weeks and a maximum of one year.

Tenants who wish to prolong their rental agreements, will be able to do so provided that there are vacancies, that housing rules and regulations have been met, and that the period does not exceed one year.

Home insurance

All University tenants must have a valid home insurance, or an equivalent insurance, during the tenancy period. Tenants are required to submit a copy of their insurance letter to the landlord (Malmö University) within the first week of moving in.

Incoming foreign guest researchers who are not employed are covered by "Insurance for foreign visitors" through Kammarkollegiet, which has a property as well as a liability cover. This insurance can be equated to a home insurance policy issued by a private insurance company. Malmö University recommend tenants obtain a private home insurance as well, since those usually have far better conditions and coverage.

Insurance for foreign visitors (Kammarkollegiet's website)